Gears of war advanced multiplayer guide- By BiOhAzZaRd PR
Table of contents-
II. Getting Started
III. Weapon coverage (Pros and cons, tips on how to use them effectly against your enemy) Hints
IV. Pro tactics, Combos
SORRY THE WRITING GOT SPACED UP WHEN I PASTED THIS HERE FROM MY NOTEPAD FILE
Well first to say, don't expect fancy writing and any other stuff like you see in strategy books. Also don't expect the best grammar, I made this on notepad -.-, Too bad I didn't had Word so I could add pictures and stuff x.x.. Ok the reason I made this
guide is to help people who play casually extend their gaming skills to a higher level, on this guide I will be covering
Controls, Sensitivity, How to play with your senses and mind, All the weapons, their pros and cons and how to use them
effectly against your enemy(Don't expect to be a pro sniper by the day), Tactics and combos used alot by pros in tournaments
and clanmatches.. Ok let's get started...
II. Getting Started
Ok heres some basic stuff...
1. Use your mind ALOT! Think where is the guy that just went up those stairs, Should I throw a grenade there? Should I rush
or wait for my teammate? Alot of those questions pop to your mind before making an action, You gotta think fast and react.
2. Play with your Senses, Visual and hearing.. Those are your best friends, if you have a Digital sound system, play with
it.. It's especially good for people who are going to sneak up on you, You can hear their steps, breathing and
Torquebow/Boomshot behind you.. Also you gotta have a nice eye to spot enemies quick enough, Ive seen people on spectator cam
walk by someone and not see them, When I was the only one to see him..
3. AVOID TRASHTALK, I know trashtalking is very anoying and it gets you mad.. But just ignore it, When people start talking
crap to you, sometimes it makes you play worst, even more when they kill you and start Smoke Tagging/Humping. I played once a
game where I took 4 people out in 1 battle encounter( 4 of them near the boltok on canals/ranked) They started to talk ALOT
but ALOT of crap to me saying that I was a noob, beaner, live in my mom's basement and that I don't have a life because I
spend it on gears, Well you know what? IGNORE them. Don't let trashtalk get to you.
4. Sensitivity controls, Ok.. Let's get down to this in one simple form:
- If you're a shotgunner/sniper(Only stuff that you use in the whole game) I suggest high, great for no-scopes and awesome
for shotgun battles, But ANOYING when you get nervous.
- If you're a multi-user like me head to medium, Multi-user is a person who uses EVERY single weapon in the game without any
problems, I use everyone of them, except Hammerburst, Med is great for sniping, Good for torquebow, VERY nice for the shotgun
if you know how to time your shots.. The thing is the Y axis is slower than the X axis, making looking up slow..
- I really, really, REALLY, Don't recomend using Low, It's horrible for any type of weapon.
5. Play to win ALWAYS.
6. Try playing on games that have the bullet lag lower than .30ms and 1sec, from that on.. Your skills reduce alot by lag..
7. Learn from your enemies, Learn their tactics, Their strategies, Their playing style and the counterattack them back
III. Weapon Coverage- Pros, cons, How to use it effectly and hints.
NR- No active reload
AR- Active reload
Im also giving the number of bullets to kill people at close-med range(THIS IS ONLY CLOSE-MED RANGE NOT LONG, DAMAGE
DECREASES BY DISTANCE) Also this is an aprox from the last time I tested
Damage aprox- 12 BodyNR, 10 BodyAR, 8 HeadNR, 5-6 HeadAR
Pros- Great damage at low-med range, Constant fire that makes people nervous when in a shotty battle, 60 bullets.
Cons- Horrible damage at long range, Easy to flank Lancers.
Hints: I really don't use the lancer as a main weapon for the fact that you have to sit there in a spot shooting, I preffer
shooting, killing, downing while moving than staying still. I use the lancer alot for runners and Boomshooters(Get far away
from the boom, as he keeps aproaching you, nail him down with your lancer, It will force him to shoot you from long rage and
miss or hit you)
Damage aprox- (It all depends on you getting the pellets inside the body and range) 1-shot down when all the pellets hit the
Pros- The best weapon at gears, Easiest to use, hardest to master, Your best friend, Ability to pop head offs when you put
the 2 > < in the crosshair at the head level and shoot when he's about to go down.
Cons- At long range it's worthless(Duh it's a shotgun >.>), Slow shooting.
Hints: (I will explain these hints later on because these belong in Pro tactics and combos chapter) But some small details,
Don't hold down L all the way to shoot, Tap L shoot and let it go, in close range don't aim, shoot from the hip.
3. Snub Pistol
Damage aprox- 7 BodyNR, 6BodyAR, 5 HeadAR, 5-4 HeadAR
Pros- EXCELLENT damage and firerate, It's great to get runners when they're weak, Just an excellent weapon.
Cons- 12 shots only, must know how to AIM very well to use it.
Hints: Well there's not much to say about the pistol, it all depends on how you use it..
AVOID THIS WEAPON AT ALL COSTS!!, Dont bother using it unless you got nothing to do.
5. Boltok Pistol
Damage aprox- 2 BodyNR, 2 BodyAR, 2 HeadNR, 2 HeadAR
Pros- This weapon is GREAT for downing wounded people in 1-2 shots, Great damage.
Cons- This weapon is very slow, and it's worthless using a a main weapon.
Hints: I suggest using this to get runners/wounded because of it's high damage, but really, don't use it as a main weapon,
It's not really worth it..
6. Longshot Sniper
Damage aprox- 2 BodyNR, 1 BodyAR, 1 HeadNR, 1 HeadAR
Pros- The best power weapon in the game, most skill needed too, great damage.
Cons- It's just 1 shot only, Requires ALOT of aiming and timing, once you shoot, You're vulnerable once you start reloading.
Hints: Play on high if you're sniper dueling(A fight between 2 people without AR's to see who gets the head first) And I
recomend using medium because it's alot easier to swipe(Will be explained later on), Once you shoot, Look around you to see
if anyone came to flank you, Use AR's when necessary, don't whore them because you're gonna look like a noob.
Damage aprox- Body hit instant kill, Radius downs, (Damage is rather random)
Pros- It was the weapon that took most skill before the patch, but now it's a noob weapon, Great for flushing people out,
Good for kamikaze people
Cons- 2 shots only, if you're aiming for the body, pray he dosen't move, rather slow
Hints: This weapon is a newbie weapon after-patch, mostly in ranked matches, people always head to Boomshot, So always have
someone covering it, Your skill depends on how you use it, It all depends on you.
8. Torque Bow
Damage aprox- Body hit instant kill, Radius damage kills
Pros- This is one of my favorite weapon, apart from shooting it straight, I use it for many purposes like Throwing the arrow
into a corner and bouncing it off to someone hiding behind a wall to flush him out, I love this weapon, great damage,
Cons- You need to charge it to use it, The flashing yellow light tells where you are, 1 shot per reload
Hints: This weapon has soo many uses it's the perfect weapon for any person, But first some hints on using it without being
- Often have a wall next to you
- Start charging it up without aiming so you can move faster, once around 1-2 secs aim to shoot
- If you're going to shoot someone infront of you when your behind a wall, Charge it and wait 1-2 secs then come out and aim,
The trick is to hide the yellow light that the torque bow produces so enemies won't have a chance to dodge
Here's some of the many uses:
- I mostly use it as grenades to flush people out of their hiding places, Use the atmosphere to manipulate the way the torque
bow is going to be at and hopefully it lands where you want it
- Use it as a damage tool for when people are behind cover, shoot it near and rush with the shotgun
- Setting up traps, when your getting chased down, Shoot torques into the floor, hopefully it lands into someone, and if you
get an active it's a 1hitkill trap.
9. Hammer of dawn
It all depends on where you aim this thing, be on the look out for slanted tiles to aim it there, an example of them are the
3 big tubes up in the torque in rooftops.
IV. Pro Tactics and Combos- The moment of truth has come!
Press A to jump, Lol jking
Let's start with the combos pros use(Some I made them myself because I never seen people use
The 360 turn- Hold A+V
Makes turning back easier other than aiming, if you wanna do it fast do a jump then A+V so you turn instantly back
Basically the combo most people use by now, I remember when I was one of the first to actually use it alot long ago
NOTE: When used with the shotgun, Just give a slightly tap on the B so the melee dosen't glitch, If you tap alot of times B
or hold it down with glitch your shot making you miss your melee
Double melee with shotty- Hold B down
There's a way to do it, here it is. Enjoy.
Hit-n-run(Mine)- B+A ALMOST at the same time, just press B then A almost instantly
This is GREAT for not getting stunned while doing a melee, You do the melee when you jump, allowing you to not get stunned,
it's also good for tagging people A+B and you'll be away from em, This is very good and good for crowd control, A+B with
shotty when you got around 2 people, so you hit 1, take care of the other one when the wounded one MAYBE goes back, if not,
shoot him once.
Kangaroo- Know how to use A to evade most shots when your getting hunted(1-4 people following you with shotguns shooting at
This all depends on the cover you got near and how well you use it, practice it ALOT
Wallbouncing- This is the real pro stuff, this is what most talented people use.. It's pretty easy, but HARD to use it good
All you need to do is.. Press A into a cover, quickly press back to get out(Must NOT be close near the cover, you need to do
that slidetocover thing for it to work good) Now you can make ALOT of strategies with this, It all depends on how you use it,
Melee, escaping, shotty, chainsaw.. Practice.
Swiping- Using the aim assitant to get nasty headshots, All you do is.. Swipe. Move the crosshair to someone so it get slower
and allowing an easy shot, Just get your crosshair near your target and move it into him and when it gets slow Shoot quick..
It requires pacience and timing, I recommend you trying to swipe at medium sensitivity on split on a non-moving target, then
Also a small tip, don't aim with your crosshair.. Well.. On your crosshair's sides theres 2 arrows pointing inside > < like that, Use that to get the level of the head, just aim and get that close to a head and swipe.
on high, then on campaign, and hit multi.
Here's some sniping drills I use to get my accuracy and reacting time up:
- Get on split screen, get near your target with the sniper, Jump to any sides and try the fastest you can to aim at his
head(But don't shoot) Keep doing this alot and this helps you improve how fast you put your crosshair on someone's head.
- Swiping test, Simple, Scope or no-scope, Practice your swipes on a non-moving target to get your timing right.
- Reaction time test, You must have 1 friend online to do this, Get the sniper and have your friend to chase you down with
the chainsaw while you try evading+shooting him
NOTE: No AR's or getting the farrrrrrr away.
Fakeys(Mine)- This is just deiciving the enemy, you must THINK alot for this to work and know the map very well, here's some
of the fakeys I use:
- Hammerburst tower, Gridlock(Any side), On top of the stairs while the sniper is on the stairs close to the spawn.. He's
aiming at you with a sniper, What you do? Here's what I do, I throw a smoke into the little corner near outside of the hb
spawn, when it gets filled, I take out my Lancer/Pistol, Shoot a couple of blindfire shots at him so he thinks your still
there, Quickly run to the other stairs and get him while he's still aiming at you. I used this on a clanmatch and my
teammates were surprised it worked. You just need to think fast and know what to do to trick the enemy.
- The runner fakey- Start running away from someone, A+V, and shoot him when you get near
This works and it works very,,,, very well.. You need to be close to your enemy so he dosen't expect you would turn back, You
need some timing to get the shot right, or you could just do a quick melee
- The smoke fakey- (You must have a spot to hide when the smoke clears) Throw a smoke infront of you and look for a place to
hide then start roadie running, If you just run, it makes the enemy think your hiding, do a quick roadierun to make the enemy
think you ran away, then right after you pass the smoke, hide, Wait for him to come and bam pwned.
- The sniper/torque fakey- (This dosen't work everytime) This fakey gets you a free shot with these weapons, All you do is
aim at the enemy making them think your gonna shoot, they will jump to the sides or infront, allowing for a free shot. This
goes the same with the boom.
- The pickup weapon fakey- You see a sniper, try to make think you didn't saw him, approach a weapon and stand over it, move
around and he will shoot, this makes him believe your picking the weapon up, Allowing for a safe pick
- The "I don't know you're there" fakey- I use this ALOT on old bones, When im watching over the boomshot most of the times
someone comes to flank me from the side of the sniper, All I do is take out my shotgun and pretend he's not there, if he
comes shooting at you with the lancer just jump, if he comes to chainsaw you or shotty quickly jump back when he's near,
shoot him+wallbounce and shoot him againt, He will be like WTF HAXER.
- The grenade throw fakey- This one is rather easy, just throw a grenade to the right then left side of a player to make him
dive into the 2nd grenade
- The "OH NOES I R GET MELEED" fakey- Once a sniper/torque/boom shoots you on close range and misses get close to him and
jump back, he will melee, allowing you to stun him if you hit him with your shotty. This also works for campers, Approach
someone who's hiding behind a wall, make believe he's not there, run into him, jump back and Roadie run again into him.
Well I hope you enjoyed my guide, but remember, IT dosen't matter if you're skilled with the controller, You need the mind to
make things work like charm. Always learn from your enemies, learn their tactics, then counterattack him. And play to
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